Finally an RC Car with Hydrolics
Jun 18, 2000 (Updated Dec 11, 2002)
a Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Hops front and back, comes with decals.
Cons:Gets a little old quickly, sometimes the wheels "Hop" themselves off.
The Bottom Line: This is a great car to get your car lover, your young model collector, or just your 16 year old kid who REALLY REALLY wants a car for Christmas.
Let me be the first to say that this car is the coolest toy I have ever bought for $15. The whole kit takes 5 minutes to put together, and provides hours of fun and entertainment.
Recommend this product?
This miniature replica of a 1964 Chevy Impala, comes red with a white rag top, and even has little chrome wire rims. And the best part of it all is that IT HOPS!!! That's right front and back hyrdolic action on a remote control car.
The hydrolics are controlled by a little hand piece with two buttons on it and a wire leading to the car. Pushing the one button makes the front bounce, and as you may have already suspected the other button makes the back bounce.
As for the age group for this car, I'd have to say 5-25. Not everyone thinks hydrolics on a car are a cool thing, but for those who appreciate it, the Hoppin' '64 is a instant hit. Kids who want to have their own car with hydrolics now can. And all the older kids with hydrolics, or show cars, get a miniature model of a decked out Impala.
I have 2 different hoppin' Impalas now, they also make a replica of the Red's Hydrolics show car the Joker, complete with custom paint and full decal package. It's a neat way to get a couple laughs out of car fanatics of any age, not just kids.
The problems I have run into with this product, is that the plastic is sort of cheap, and tends to break when your Impala hops itself off the table and onto the floor. Also, the wiring for the control pad is not very reliable. After a little use, common bumps can cause loose wires to shift, forcing you to open up the controller to reset some wires.
All in all, I still recommend this toy to anyone who loves hydrolics and lowriders, or knows someone who does. This is a must have for you car enthusiast and a garanteed way to get some great laughs out of everyone.
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